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Meaning of SPECIALTY

Pronunciation:  'speshultee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
  2. [n]  a distinguishing trait
  3. [n]  an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
 

SPECIALTY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: distinctiveness, forte, long suit, metier, peculiarity, specialisation, specialism, speciality, speciality, specialization, specialness, strength, strong point, strong suit
 
 Antonyms: weak point
 
 See Also: asset, calling, career, foible, green fingers, green thumb, idiosyncrasy, individualism, individuality, individuation, mannerism, plus, vocation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spe"cial*ty\, n.; pl. {Specialties}. [F.
sp['e]cialit['e]. Cf. {Speciality}.]
1. Particularity.

         Specialty of rule hath been neglected. --Shak.

2. A particular or peculiar case. [Obs.]

3. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by
   deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt
   particularly specified. --Chitty. --Bouvier. --Wharton
   (Law Dict.).

         Let specialties be therefore drawn between us.
                                               --Shak.

4. That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is
   specially versed, or which he makes an object of special
   attention; a speciality.

         Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have
         had once their specialty, their pet subject. --C.
                                               Kingsley.

 

 

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